Community Mental Health Worker (SmileyS Family Medicine Clinic) - 1.0 FTE

University Of Minnesota Physicians Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago

As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.

The Community Mental Health Worker position provides community based support for individuals with mental health diagnoses enrolled in a clinic based care coordination program. Duties include promoting wellness by providing culturally appropriate health information, providing coaching to patients to assist them in achieving the goals on their care plans, and connecting patients with needed community programs and resources. Assists patients/families with setting up and preparing for appointments, accompanying patients to appointments as appropriate, and ongoing follow up with patients. The person in this position works within a team of primary care physicians, behavioral health clinicians, and social workers.

Other duties Include:

  • Bridging the gap between communities and the health and social service systems

  • Navigating the health and human services system

  • Advocating for individual and community needs

  • Building Individual and Community Capacity

  • Demonstrates ability to provide applicable care/service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level of population served.

  • Performs other duties including Performance Goals developed by manager and employee and reported in the employee's Performance Review as part of UMPhysicians' Performance Management tools

To qualify for this role you must posses:

  • Community health worker, peer specialist, care manager assistant or similar

  • 3 years' experience working on community health projects, programs or initiatives. Community-based leadership experience. Experience teaching or presenting information to groups. Experience, competence and sensitivity in working with diverse communities

  • Fluent in English. Connected to the community they serve. Familiar with basic community health concepts and specific health issues

  • Strong organizational and data collection skills. Strong computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Documentation skills especially with health information (accurate, regular, ongoing)

  • Ability to listen and respond to feedback. Willingness to mentor Community Health Worker interns

  • Current Driver's License.

  • Interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively in teams, commitment to interdisciplinary care. Conflict resolution skills, leadership

Preferred:

  • Community Health Worker Certificate, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree in Health, Human Services or a related field

  • Completion of CHW courses at accredited school

  • 3+ years' experience working on community health projects, programs or initiatives.

  • Fluent in Somali, Hmong or Spanish, American Sign Language, Russian, Arabic, Oromo, or Amharic

  • Ability focus and to carry out a work plan. Ability document electronically. Strong organization skills

UMPhysicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.


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